Policy & Funding

Metro Board meeting underway

Good morning. This is your government speaking! The August meeting of the Metro Board of Directors just got underway a few minutes ago. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa — the new chairman of the Metro Board — just finished some opening remarks, saying that he would like to spend the [continue reading]

Motion by Supervisor Antonovich seeks to preserve high-speed rail route through the Antelope Valley

I suspect one of the most interesting discussions at Thursday’s meeting of the Metro Board of Directors will involve a non-Metro project: the California high-speed rail project between Anaheim and San Francisco. County Mayor/Supervisor and Metro Board Vice Chairman Mike Antonovich has authored a motion asking the Board to support [continue reading]

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa testifies to Senate Committee about America Fast Forward and next transportation spending bill

If you would like to watch Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s testimony to the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee this morning, here’s a link. His testimony about the next federal transportation spending bill — already two years overdue — begins at the 53-minute mark. Excerpt: We also continue to [continue reading]

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